Querrey Back to Grass at Newport: ATP/WTA Previews
by Staff | July 5th, 2010, 12:44 pm

Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, R.I., USA
Surface: grass

Seeds: Sam Querrey, Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla, Olivier Rochus, Mardy Fish, Karol Beck, Rajeev Ram, Taylor Dent
Floaters: Jesse Levine, “Iron” Mike Russell, (WC) Nicolas Mahut

Notes: (1) Querrey starts against Levine in an all-American encounter, (3) Falla faces (WC) Mahut in a tough one, and (5) Fish renews his in-country rivalry with Russell; Ram (2009) and Dent (2002) are former champs in the field.

Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinals
Multiple locations, surfaces
July 9-11, 2010

Spain at France, Argentina at Russia, Serbia at Croatia, Czech Republic at Chile

GDF Suez Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Surface: red clay

Seeds: Alisa Kleybanova, Alexandra Dulgheru, Timea Bacsinszky, Anabel Median Garrigues, Shuai Peng, Roberta Vinci, Agnes Szavay, Polana Hercog

Floaters: Sesil Karatantcheva, Patty Schnyder, (WC) Alize Cornet, Anna Chakvetadze

Notes: (1) Kleybanova opens against Karatantcheva; in last year’s final Szavay beat Schnyder.

Collector Swedish Open Women
Bastad, Sweden
Surface: red clay

Seeds: Flavia Pennetta, Aravane Rezai, Lucie Safarova, Gisela Dulko, Arantza Parra Santonja, Angelique Kerber, Sofia Arvidsson, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Floaters: Karolina Sprem, Kaia Kanepi

Notes: (5) Parra Santonja tough opener against the Wimbledon semifinalist Kanepi; both of last year’s finalists are missing, with Mar�a Jose Martinez Sanchez upsetting Caroline Wozniacki in the 2009 final.

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17 Comments for Querrey Back to Grass at Newport: ATP/WTA Previews

Dan Martin Says:

I went to the finals back in 1999. A fun event and if you live in or are visiting New England take a tour and buy a ticket. I hope Sam keeps his solid year going and wins it.

Clay Says:

The Newport tournament is really a fantastic event. I am fortunate enough to be courtside for most of it this year. Small, intimate, the players sitting with the fans and watching the action. Gotta love it.

Lots of talent in the brackets this year too. Seriously, if you’re in the area, hit it up.

Kimberly Says:

Apparently Mahut won his match today

Dan Martin Says:

Mahut d. Falla in a match of two of the most accomplished players to get bounced in the first round at Wimbledon this year.

Clay Says:

There were a number of tough first round matchups which in my opinion came a little too early! But that’s the draw, isn’t it?

Russell knocked out by Fish
Falla knocked out by Mahut
Dent knockede out by Soeda
Levine knocked out by Querrey

Big day tomorrow, though, some good action!

Querrey v. Brown
Dancevic v. Mahut
Ram v. Klaasen

… some good doubles action, too. Can’t wait!

contador Says:

nothing against the canadian of course, but …


he won me over in that marathon match going toe to toe with isner’s serve.

grendel Says:

It’s also grass, Contador, Mahut’s best surface. You don’t tend to hear much of Mahut except in the grass court season. So it’d be nice if he could pull this one out.

jane Says:

Sorry conty, but I am happy to see Frankie winning at the moment, as he’s been sidelined with injury for a long time. Remember, he did beat Nalbandian at Wimbledon, so he’s had some good grass wins here and there. I like Mahut too, still remember how closely he fought Roddick at Queens a couple years ago, but it’s so rare to see a Canuck winning in tennis (aside from Wozniak, who seems a perennial R16 type and not counting the superlative career of Nestor either).

grendel Says:

jane – d’you think of Rusedski as Canadian? Or as British? Or what? I remember after he had “become” British with huge fanfare, and it was roundabout Wimbledon. He entered the court bedecked with a massive Union Jack (British flag), applause all round,and those teeth of his on constant display. He was due to play Sampras. After the match, Sampras remarked that at least he had wiped that smile off Rusedski’s face. I had never been a Sampras man, but I really warmed to him after that comment!

I always thought of Rusedski as being an opportunist – although, having said that, why anyone should want to play tennis under English colours beats me. To be fair to poor old Greg, he seems to be getting quite involved in the development of the junior game in Britain. A thankless task, I should have thought.

jane Says:

grendel, I think of him as a Brit (but for the teeth) since that’s how he imagined himself; it’s difficult to argue ‘identity’ – patriotic or otherwise – with anyone.

LOL re: Pete’s comment though.

Always much preferred the roller-coaster of watching & cheering Henman, as far as Brits of that era go, but good on Rusedski if he’s promoting the sport. Shows some commitment.

Golf is barely a Sport Says:

How did Sam lose to the author of the Da Vinci Code?

margot Says:

aha! a British no 52, world no 56789, of whom I shamefacedly have never heard, age 27, 29 or possibly 59 for all I know, beat Santiago in second round. Alls now right with the world and British tennis….

Polo Says:

But who is Santiago?

margot Says:

polo: Giraldo was second seed.

jane Says:

Fish will probably win, but Frankie Dancevic is laying it all out there at the moment; he just hit a wonderful diving winner, which ultimately lead to a break, and which had the commentators gobsmacked. : )

margot Says:

Come on Richard Bloomfield! Who??

margot Says:

Uh oh, 2 good 2 last, betting scandal…..

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